Big celebrations call for big flavors—and there’s no better place to start than with the world’s largest tree-borne fruit! Our heat-and-eat Jackfruit Meal Starters make it easy to please a crowd, making them an ideal food for the holidays. But if you’re looking to get more creative, the options are truly endless. From sides to mains and more, these recipes prove that jackfruit should be part of your Thanksgiving spread.
Healthy Slow Cooking
These tasty potato rolls are filled with a fun surprise: saucy and savory BBQ Jackfruit! Bake a batch, and be delighted by the combination of flavors and textures. You may never want a plain old dinner roll again.
Flax & Sugar
Move over, marshmallows. This savory way to serve sweet potatoes is sure to become a new favorite. Layers of BBQ Jackfruit, quinoa, black beans, avocado and microgreens make them as beautiful as they are delicious.
Its elegant presentation and classic flavors make this wedge a great way to start a coursed dinner. For a less formal version, chop the lettuce and toss it all in your favorite salad bowl to serve family-style with the rest of the meal.
Vegan With Curves
Let’s move on to the main course, shall we? With a toothsome texture and savory, complex flavor, this plant-based pot roast is perfect for a special occasion. Thanksgiving tip: Skip the baby potatoes, and instead ladle the whole thing over mashed potatoes.
Rabbit and Wolves
Wine-braised anything feels fancy, and this jackfruit dish lives up to expectations. It’s also easy to make; just toss the ingredients into your slow cooker, and let them do their thing while you prep other dishes (or relax!)
Making space on your plate for greens is easy when the greens are this good. Meaty jackfruit, roasted tomatoes, miso and spices pack in a ton of flavor, while red kidney beans add some extra plant protein.
Ashley Morgan for The Jackfruit Company
What to bring to the potluck when all the classics have been covered? “Crab” cakes made with our Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit are sure to impress. Whether you prefer to serve them as an appetizer, hearty side, or alternative to the main course is entirely up to you.
Thyme & Love
Here’s another unconventional dish that works surprisingly well on the Thanksgiving menu—especially for those who like a little spice. Pumpkin purée lends a seasonal note, while creamy coconut milk adds comfort food appeal.